Planets of the Universe

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"Planets of the Universe"
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Single by Stevie Nicks
from the album Trouble in Shangri-La
B-side "Planets of the Universe" (radio edit)
Released May 1, 2001
Format CD single, 12-inch double-pack, digital download
Recorded 2000
Genre Rock, dance
Length 4:45
Label Reprise
Writer(s) Stevie Nicks
Producer(s) John Shanks, Stevie Nicks
Stevie Nicks singles chronology
Sorcerer
(2001)
"Planets of the Universe"
(2001)
"Stand Back"
(2007)

"Planets of the Universe" is a song by American singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks. The song was first recorded as a demo during the recording sessions for the 1977 Fleetwood Mac album, Rumours, and this demo was included on the 2-disc Rumours expanded re-release in 2004. The song earned Nicks a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

In 2001, Nicks released an edited version of the song (omitting almost 2 minutes of material) on her solo album Trouble in Shangri-La, having recorded a completely new full-length version in 2000.

"Planets of the Universe" was a number-one hit on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart in August 2001.[1]

Track listing[edit]

The song was released on 2 CD singles, one of which was a maxi-single with dance remixes and the full-length, unedited 2000 version. A double 12-inch vinyl set was also issued as a limited edition in the US and featured the track listing of the CD maxi-single. Both physical CD singles and 12-inch vinyl release are no longer available from Reprise Records.

2-track single
  1. "Planets of the Universe" (album version)
  2. "Planets of the Universe" (radio edit)
6-track single/Double 12-inch vinyl
  1. "Planets of the Universe" (Tracy Young Club Mix)
  2. "Planets of the Universe" (Tracy Young Universal Dub)
  3. "Planets of the Universe" (Illicit Club Mix)
  4. "Planets of the Universe" (Illicit Vocal Mix)
  5. "Planets of the Universe" (Illicit Vocal Dub Instrumental)
  6. "Planets of the Universe" (Extended album version)

The 'extended album version' is a misnomer as it is actually the full-length, unedited, newly recorded 2000 version, including extra lyrics and coda, previously only demoed in the 1976 Rumours sessions.

Personnel[edit]

  • Stevie Nicks – vocals, keyboards, percussion
  • Sharon Celani – backing vocals
  • Lori Nicks – backing vocals
  • Steve Ferrone – drums
  • John Shanks – guitars, bass

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Dance Singles 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

[2] [3]

External links[edit]

Preceded by
"Keep Control" by Sono
Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
August 11, 2001
Succeeded by
"Someone to Call My Lover" by Janet Jackson